A thread about fishing.....just for the halibut.....

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ElOgro

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I've heard its a big risk to send something down there, it may 'get lost in the mail' somewhere along the way, true?
If I ever make it down that way, I'd be glad to look you up and bring you a rig!

I've always used the Calstar Rods, but usually fish from a boat.
I can buy stuff online and have it delivered in town but shipping for an 8’ one piece rod is a hassle. Thanks for the offer I may take you up on that in the future.

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with my buddy Ulises the fish killer. Anyone that is gonna be in that area and wants to fish lemme know.
 

Sharkbiscuit

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Spinning (have reel). In front of the house (surf). For robalo, jurel, etc. The reason for three piece is it’s a pita to have one piece sent/brought down here unless someone is bringing an 8’ board bag. Thanks.
Two of the heavier 7'6" St. Croix from above can do that, the Daiwa anything over 15# will be sporty I'd imagine.

Lure weight (or sinker + bait description) and # test fishing line?

Around $100

For tossing those 3/4-1oz swimbaits, spoons and plugs, I'd probably go for one of the lighter 9', you could do a heavier 10' if you are going to castnet/sabiki/buy bait and use a sinker. The shorter options don't have the crazy long surf rod handle, and it's a Penn so probably easier to source for you than some local Florida brand.

They're only two piece but anything 12' and under I would expect can fit easily in a 6'4"-6'6" shortboard bag.


If the surf rods are too much, 3 piece Okuma SST look like a good option. I am not sure what makes it a salmon/steelhead rod but the # of pieces, length, and lure/line class looks like a good bet. They have a 7'6" that's lighter than this one:

 

mundus

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I would go at least 9 foot on the rod, big strong fish down there and usually have to cast far with the surf conditions.
 

ElOgro

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I would go at least 9 foot on the rod, big strong fish down there and usually have to cast far with the surf conditions.
It’s not the length of the cast as much as a lot of the time you’re casting into the wind
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I brought down a two piece 10ftr years ago but I’m not wanting to go that heavy.

Ten years ago you would rarely see anyone fishing from shore with r&r, handline and castnet. Five years ago a few. Now there’s a crew of dedicated guys with good gear hitting it around the river mouths.
 

ElOgro

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Two of the heavier 7'6" St. Croix from above can do that, the Daiwa anything over 15# will be sporty I'd imagine.

Lure weight (or sinker + bait description) and # test fishing line?

Around $100

For tossing those 3/4-1oz swimbaits, spoons and plugs, I'd probably go for one of the lighter 9', you could do a heavier 10' if you are going to castnet/sabiki/buy bait and use a sinker. The shorter options don't have the crazy long surf rod handle, and it's a Penn so probably easier to source for you than some local Florida brand.

They're only two piece but anything 12' and under I would expect can fit easily in a 6'4"-6'6" shortboard bag.


If the surf rods are too much, 3 piece Okuma SST look like a good option. I am not sure what makes it a salmon/steelhead rod but the # of pieces, length, and lure/line class looks like a good bet. They have a 7'6" that's lighter than this one:

Thanks I’ll check ‘em out!
 

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It’s not the length of the cast as much as a lot of the time you’re casting into the wind
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I brought down a two piece 10ftr years ago but I’m not wanting to go that heavy.

Ten years ago you would rarely see anyone fishing from shore with r&r, handline and castnet. Five years ago a few. Now there’s a crew of dedicated guys with good gear hitting it around the river mouths.
How heavy are the lures you are casting? The bit of fishing I did in your neck of the woods was always heavy topwaters and metal, maybe different for your spot.
 
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Kastmasters are still my go-to spoon, but I haven't tried the mixed color ones, just the solid single metal colors, be it silver/chrome/gold/copper or whatever. I have some other ones, like Krocodile-type, for inshore/flats stuff, but really, these are my favorite.

They're not that common in stores around here for whatever reason, and pretty much every time I'm casting one in mixed company, I get asked what it is, because it launches into orbit compared to other stuff.
 

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Yes if it's bluefishy and I can't get them to eat on top, the single hook kastmaster is the alpha and the omega, the one, the lamb.
Thank you. My memory is slipping due to age and cannabis. That was actually the one I used too. Blues and stripahs. I’m tripping out now on visualizing the red plastic tackle box I had as a kid, the pitting/corrosion on the lure, the rust stain on the buck tail thanks to the split ring, my little jar of Uncle Josh pork rind bait, etc.
 

ElOgro

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How heavy are the lures you are casting? The bit of fishing I did in your neck of the woods was always heavy topwaters and metal, maybe different for your spot.
Here’s what I’ll be using
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Stuff like this made up in SeeYaLater, Nayarit. Some live bait if someone else wants to throw the castnet. Because fuckrunningaroundinrollingstones. When fish are around they run the bait up in close in the gut and it’s not that far of a cast. Like I said the traditional gear is a handline with an ounce plus a little between bait and a weight made from recycled wheel balancing lead.
 

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I think it's bullsh*t and don't know if there's any scientific evidence to support the claim that it's better.

People have been catching fish on mono for years.
 

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well it's less visible, more abrasion resistant, and it stretches less. Those are facts.

I think it depends on the application. Live bait tuna fishing... there's no doubt it helps.
 
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Aruka

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Unless I'm fishing grouper or something else that likes to dive into the reef I usually just go leaderless. Needless to say I haven't been sold on the flouro but maybe I should try it.

My go-to surf fishing setup for the past 10 years has been a 10-6 St Croix Mojo Surf Spinning rod w/ a Shimano Saragosa 8000. I think the rod is the med or med/light. 3/4-4oz. or something like that. I love the setup. It casts like a dream and I've never really felt like I've needed anything more substantial.

My only complaint is the split is like 80/20 or thereabouts so basically the handle is one piece and then the other piece is like 8 feet long. Kind of a pain in the ass to travel with. I had a cheap backup for a while that was 50/50 split but the action was terrible and I never used it. It ended up breaking in travel somehow. I want another backup or even replacement that is a 2 or 3 piece that is no more than 6ft per piece so I can fit it in the back of my truck without having to angle it. Thinking similar length and weight but am even open to going longer as I think having some extra distance is never a bad thing when casting from shore. Dunno if St. Croix are still the goods or if I should be looking elsewhere.
 

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Check out the Toro Tamer Surf Explorer. Inexpensive but a nice travel surf rod. I know they were on sale recently so not sure whats left out there.
 
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